The CLASS Center hosts regular intellectual events. These include “workshares”, where faculty and graduate students share work-in-progress. They also include public lectures by UW faculty and visitors from other institutions. We also provide CLASS Grad Fellows professionalization workshops aimed at developing key skills in publishing, grant acquisition and conducting research amongst our graduate students.  If you wish to share your work with the CLASS community or participate in the workshops, please contact the CLASS Center Director, Professor Rachel Cichowski (

CLASS Center Fall Welcome and Reception
Friday, October 3, 3:30-5:30pm
Petersen Room, Allen Library, 4th Floor

CLASS Grad Fellows Socio-Legal Grantwriting Workshop and Grad Writing Group Introduction
Friday, October 17, 3-4pm, Smith 40A

Prof. Kristin Goss talk in collaboration with the Scholars Strategy Network
Wednesday, October 22, time/location TBA

Inequality Talks: times/location TBA (job talks in November)

Workshare: Prof. Steve Herbert
Police Ethnography and Police Accountability: Complementary or Contradictory Missions?
Friday, December 5, 12-1:30pm, SMI 40A

Mayerfeld book manuscript discussion (co-sponsored with Center for Human Rights)
The Architecture of Human Rights: Why Constitutional Government Requires International Human Rights Law
Friday, January 16th, 3:30-5:30pm, location TBD

Workshare: Prof. Angelina Godoy
Making Meaning of Violence: Human Rights and Historical Memory
Friday, January 23, 12-1:30, SMI 40A

CLASS Grad Social Event
Friday, January 23, 4-6pm

Workshare: Prof. Megan Francis
The Price of Brown v. Board: The Garland Fund, the NAACP, and the Erasure of Criminal Justice
Friday, February 6, 12-1:30, SMI 40A

Workshare: CLASS Grad Fellow Bryce Newell
Visibility, Reciprocity, and Resistance: The Role of Wearable Cameras and Public Disclosure in Re-crafting the Image of Policing
Friday, February 27 12-1:30 SMI 40A

Workshare: CLASS Grad Fellow Heather Evans
Legal Consciousness and ‘Invisible’ Disability
Friday, April 24th 12-1:30 SMI 40A

Workshare: CLASS Grad Fellow Tiffany Grobelski
Reconciling the biophysical and the legal: The promise and peril of Polish environmental organizations’ use of procedural rights claims
Friday, May 8th 12-1:30 SMI 40A

Law & Society Association Meeting Events
LSA CLASS Center Happy Hour (Thursday, May 28) and
UW Local Reception (Saturday, May 30) times and locations TBA